Phoenix's Bishop Gives St. Joseph's Hospital More Time to Retain Catholic Status

St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix received a deadline extension to Tuesday to either meet Bishop Thomas Olmsted's demands for moral teaching or lose its status as a Catholic hospital, according to USA Today report.

The reprieve was granted after Catholic Healthcare West, St. Joseph's parent company, sent the bishop a letter late last week. Further detail on the letter's content was not released, and diocesan officials announced nothing more than the new deadline.

Bishop Olmsted's demands originate over a procedure performed at the hospital last year, which the bishop says violates Catholic healthcare directive.

Read the USA Today report on the extended deadline for St. Joseph's Hospital.

Read more about Catholic Healthcare West:

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- California's Valley Presbyterian CFO Resigns to Join Catholic Healthcare West

- CHW Devotes Additional $400M to Expand EHR Rollout

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